Are you thinking of making extra cash? If so, then the good news is that there are many ways to earn extra money and with the help of technology, you can do so right at your own home. Also, there are many side jobs out there that do not require you to be 18 years old. That means you can take on such side jobs whether you are 13, 15, 25, or even 60 years of age! If you are determined to get a side job that would make you a few or many dollars richer each month, then here are some ideas that can inspire you:
1. Complete surveys.
You can become a survey taker and earn money from every survey that you answer and complete. You need not look for clients or companies who would want to accept your service. All you have to do is to sign up for one of the paid survey sites and you are good to go. You can have a stable monthly income just for answering surveys and just for sharing what you think as a consumer. Since this side job is very easy and convenient, I can say it is my favorite.
2. Take part in PPC campaigns.
PPC or pay per click campaigns are offered by various websites. As a member of this site, you simply need to click on ads and links provided by the website and you get a few cents for each click.
3. Accept paid posts for your blog.
You can also earn money from blogging by accepting to do write-ups for companies and websites. You can get paid for each product review or commentary that you post on your blog.
4. Accept paid sponsors for your website or blog.
If you have a blog or website, then you can accept to have paid sponsors or advertisers. This will work well if your site or blog has a high search engine ranking and if you receive high online traffic.
5. Become a freelance writer.
There are companies and websites which pay you for the web content articles that you write. This will work well if you love to write for the Web.
The number of employees with side jobs is on the rise because people just can’t make it on one paycheck. The only answer for many people is to run a business on the side or take a second, part time job. While many employers encourage employees to seek outside employment, others are worried that a second job will affect job performance. Some are even worried that an employee may take a position with a competitor or start up a competing business.
If you have thought about taking a part time job or opening your own business, you should pay attention to the following tips to side step problems with your employer.
Did you sign a contract when you started working for your current employer? Many companies require that new hires sign a non-compete contract. This contract basically says that you cannot work for or start a competing business within a certain mile radius of the company. Some contracts are even more limited. Be sure to read any contractual paperwork that you signed when you were hired before taking employment elsewhere.
If you do take a second job, you should never allow it to interfere with your current work. Do not perform second job functions while on the clock at your first job. Never answer or make phone calls, answer emails or perform job duties. If an emergency happens, take personal time or vacation time from your primary position to take care of it. Try not to make this routine though.
You should even avoid networking for side jobs while you’re on the clock. Granted, it can be tempting to speak up when an opportunity arises especially if you own your own business. Always try to down play your additional employment while clocked in. You can always go back later and talk about your other business.
If holding two jobs proves to be more than you can handle, you should seriously think about quitting your second job. If you cannot quit the second job due to financial commitments, there are other avenues that you can consider. Can you ask for a raise or find a new job that pays more? Is there anything that you can do to cut down your work schedule?
Side jobs of the entrepreneurial nature are especially difficult to juggle. Prioritize and be ready to negotiate with your current employer when your business takes off. It takes effort to keep things balanced, but it can be done if you prioritize and put your bread and butter job first.
1. Work for an investigative agency serving notices (I know of one place that does this in Portland, earning $15 per notice served).
2. Cook and sell dinners from your front porch.
3. Give old or new RV’s a more interesting and livable look doing RV interior remodeling.
4. Provide night vision tours – using night vision goggles, people can spot animals in a forest or walking through a zoo. Haunted tours? How about a late night, creepy historic cemetery tour or an old historic hotel. What other places would be fun and interesting at night? Plus, wearing night vision goggles is just cool.
5. Niche field: Goth – specialize in providing to Goth people – Goth clothes, Goth jewelry, Goth hair & makeup, start a Goth Facebook (GothBook or GothCave) or other social networking website.
6. How about starting a women’s only taxi service? Offer some small amenities like beauty kits while they enjoy their safe ride, no stops for men! Slowly build up a small fleet of pink cars.
7. Interested in house sitting for someone’s property all over the world? Read the Caretaker’s Gazette.
8. Are you a certified mechanic? Offer to inspect used cars for people looking at buying one to make sure they’re getting a good car and a good deal.
9. Partner up with some businesses that don’t offer delivery, such as furniture. They can refer their customers to you if they request delivery. What other businesses could you set this type of service with?
10. Organize a different kind of community triathlon or sporting event – like a triathlon involving rollerblading, kayaking, and cycling or whatever else you can dream up. Or organize a 5k run for moms running with their toddlers in strollers.
Plus a bonus – Offer small business owners to call their overdue receivables. Get % of total dollars brought in from these accounts they were about to send to collections anyways.